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Posted by suburbanmyth on June 12, 2022, 16:59:34, in reply to "Violent crime, even nationally, was largely driven my incredibly high violent crime rates…"
In urban areas, culminating in the late 1980s / early 1990s. The end of 30+ years of cities emptying and going into the shitter hand in hand with urban white flight.
White people / wealthy people had a newfound interest in urbanization right after that and magically, massive dollars of investment proved good for negative violent crime rates.
So of course national violent crime rates went down as cities experienced massive reinvestment and crime dramatically decreased over the 20-30 years since 1990.
Regarding an increase in hard drugs since “the Great Recession” sure. It also has been more widespread and not as inner city concentrated as the crack epidemic AND even the urban areas it’s occurring in are dramatically changed since the last great drug epidemic of the 1970s 1980s and early 1990s.
And other indicators show that there’s a hard drug resurgence since before the Great Recession. Yet violent crime has been somewhat flat.
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